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The European country imposed the measure on 20 new countries that were declared ‘high risk’ by the corona virus, and among them is Mexico.

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On this Sunday, January 24, Mexicans wishing to enter Germany must present a test negative for COVID-19 . Europeans included Mexico on the list of twenty new countries deemed ‘high risk’, due to their high transmission rates of the coronavirus.

That German Embassy in Mexico confirm the news via social networks. They detail that the measure will apply to all Mexican travelers over the age of 6, who must prove they are not carriers of the virus via PCR or antigen test , done in 48 hours before their arrival in Germany .

That German Interior Ministry explained that these regulations will be implemented systematically at airports and ports. As for land routes, control will be carried out randomly.

Apart from Mexico, the provisions will also apply to all travelers from such countries United States, Spain and Portugal . Other European countries that must comply with the regulation are the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Albania and Andorra.

This list is completed by Panama, Colombia and Bolivia , in Latin America; as well as Iran, Israel, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates , in Southwest Asia.

Different types of risk

Germany establishes three categories for tourists visiting the country: areas at risk, areas at high risk, and areas with virus variants . Different control and quarantine rules apply to each, according to Europa Press .

Risk area are those whose incidence exceeded 50 new infections per 100,000 population in the past seven days. Currently it applies to almost all of Europe, except for some areas in Greece, Finland, Norway, Austria and Denmark. Travelers from the region must undergo a coronavirus test within 48 hours of arrival and spend ten days in quarantine.

High risk area are those with a much higher infection rate than Germany. As a general rule, this is a country with an incidence rate higher than 200, as the incidence in Germany is 111. However, other countries below this figure can also be described as ‘high incidence areas’ under certain conditions.

That zone variant virus are places where the highly contagious strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been detected, such as the UK, Ireland, South Africa and Brazil.

With information from Europa Press .

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